We’re recruiting:

Head of Movement Building

London, with the potential for some remote working
Contract Type
Either 4 days (30 hours) or 3 days (22.5 hours) per week
£49,188 - £56,408 pro rata, depending on experience
Reports to
Application Deadline

Friday, October 1, 2021

9:00 am


ECU is seeking a new Head of Movement Building to lead our work strengthening the power and effectiveness of our community of partners working to build a fair, sustainable and resilient economy. 

Are you a skilled and experienced organiser, facilitator and coalition-builder? Someone who is creative, collaborative and action-oriented, and looking for a new and exciting challenge? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Head of Public Affairs, and senior staff in ECU’s movement partners, you will:

  • Support our core community of partner organisations to strengthen collaboration
  • Lead our work to broaden and diversify our core community, undertaking relationship-building with individuals and organisations in other key civil society and social movement sectors.
  • Support the development and implementation of ECU’s programmes, ensuring strong engagement from partners and contribution to movement-building. 

You will have:

  • A deep commitment to ECU’s vision and purpose and a passionate interest in economic justice and social change.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the role of civil society and social movements in driving political change.
  • Significant experience of facilitating effective collaboration and coalition-building between individuals and organisations.
  • Strong empathy and interpersonal skills, and a passion for building bridges between people and groups from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

This is a really exciting time to join a relatively new organisation occupying a key role in the new economy movement as we set up our team and embark on a new strategy. 

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, and are keen to particularly encourage applications from the following groups who are currently underrepresented in our sector: women, working class people, and black people and people of colour.

If you think you could succeed in the role but are unsure whether you meet the role requirements please get in touch for an informal chat.

Please see the recruitment pack for contact details and further information on how to apply.